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17 Nov/09

Would (or Do You) You Pay for Online Content? [Reader Poll]

Would (or Do You) You Pay for Online Content? [Reader Poll]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); According to a survey conducted by market research company Forrester, 80 percent of U.S. consumers won’t pony up if the web sites they currently read for free decided to go behind a pay wall. Would you? While Lifehacker has no designs of putting up any sort of pay wall, news sites and various other sites around the web are struggling to keep their businesses afloat, and the pay wall is a common attempt at a solution....

17 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: Switching Browsers, Wallpaper Schedules, and Quicklink To-Dos [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: Switching Browsers, Wallpaper Schedules, and Quicklink To-Dos [From The Tips Box]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Readers offer their best tips for switching browsers with a hotkey, scheduling work time with rotating wallpapers, and using Gmail quicklinks as a to-do list. Don’t like the gallery layout? Click here to view everything on one page. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find...

16 Nov/09

Use Old Mittens To Protect Your Sunglasses [Clever Uses]

Use Old Mittens To Protect Your Sunglasses [Clever Uses]

Don’t throw out single mittens when you lose their mate. Slip them over a pair of specs or sunglasses to protect them from scratches. Photo via Real Simple. Like single socks, mate-less mittens aren’t much good for keeping you warm and covered. Don’t throw them out, though—just put them to use as protective cases for your eyewear. Sure, they won’t keep them from getting bent or broken, but they’re perfect for stashing in a glovebox or drawer. Pick up...




16 Nov/09

Apostrophe.me Explains When You Really Need Apostrophes [Writing]

Apostrophe.me Explains When You Really Need Apostrophes [Writing]

Apostrophes are both over- and under-utilized in the English language. A light-hearted but factual illustration at apostrophe.me makes flowchart-style sense of when to bust out the vertically flipped comma. Update: Apologies for the duplicate post. From the cracked but clever mind of Matthew Inman and his site The Oatmeal, “How to Use an Apostrophe” is worth bookmarking, printing, or just remembering as a Google phrase (it currently ranks as the top result for, well, “How...

16 Nov/09

VHD Attach Adds Virtual Hard Drive Mounting to Your Right-Click Menu [Downloads]

VHD Attach Adds Virtual Hard Drive Mounting to Your Right-Click Menu [Downloads]

Windows 7/Windows Server 2008: If you’re a fan of the virtual hard drive system available in newer versions of Windows but you’re not a fan digging in the control panel for clunky mounting and unmounting, check out VHD Attach. The default method for mounting and unmounting a VHD is either to drill down through several layers of windows or bust out a command at the command prompt. VHD Attach simply adds a right-click “Attach” and “Detach” entry when you...

16 Nov/09

Chromium on Linux Gets Bookmark Sync [Chromium]

Chromium on Linux Gets Bookmark Sync [Chromium]

If you’re running on the cutting edge of Chrome with a Chromium daily build on Linux, you can now try out the Google-based bookmark syncing that Windows users have had for a bit now. You’ll have to add --enable-sync to your launching command, but it should work fairly intuitively after that. Your bookmarks are synced to a folder in Google Docs, which you can access and edit if you’ve got an active account. [Kabatology] Continua a leggere – Original Link:...

16 Nov/09

An Early Look at Chrome’s Extensions System [Extensions]

An Early Look at Chrome’s Extensions System [Extensions]

It’s not officially released, but a gallery-like site for extensions has made itself known into the latest development builds of Google Chrome for Windows and Linux. Take a peek at what’s coming, presumably very soon, in these development screenshots. The Download Squad blog was the first to notice the new new thing in Chrome—namely, a jigsaw-like page corner in Chrome’s new tab page, next to a message at the bottom that reads “New! Chrome now has bookmark...

14 Nov/09

Keep Your Wallpaper Fresh with Cross-Platform Wally [Downloads]

Keep Your Wallpaper Fresh with Cross-Platform Wally [Downloads]

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’ve been sporting the same desktop wallpaper since the Bush administration, it might be time to mix it up a little. Wally is a lightweight wallpaper changer that pulls images from a wide pool of sources. For a simple wallpaper refresh, you can simply point Wally at a folder on your computer and set the interval at which you want the wallpaper to refresh. If you don’t have a huge stash of wallpaper, or you’re tired of your collection, you can have...

14 Nov/09

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

So you bought yourself a brand new projector, but there’s one not-so-tiny problem—your ceiling-mounted lighting is in the way. Check out the DIY, sliding solution that Swedish designer Linus Ã…kesson has implemented in his own living room. Although some of us might have taken the chandelier in question out of the room and headed to our local big box store for a few extra lamps, Linus, who can be found at his blog linusakesson, went a different direction. Determined not...

14 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: Multiple Logins, Firefox Betas, and Electrical Tubes [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: Multiple Logins, Firefox Betas, and Electrical Tubes [From The Tips Box]

Readers offer their best tips for logging into the same site with two accounts at once, running multiple versions of Firefox on the same Mac, and threading wires through long electrical tubes. Don’t like the gallery layout? Click here to view everything on one page. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe...